Mod Shop – Nerf Rayven – Safety Removal

I’m a little late to party on this one but thought it was still worth doing. I actually picked up a pair of Rayvens the day they became available in Australia, a good couple of weeks before they were supposed to be released, but never got around to doing anything with them. With the break over Christmas just gone, I decided to change that. With that in mind, today we’ll be running through a safety removal on the Nerf Rayven. Before others ask I’m not sure if the internals of the Elite Rayven are identical, but the same principles should apply.

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Tools and Materials Required

Phillips head screwdriver
Soldering iron and solder
Wire strippers
Electrical tape/heat shrink
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Start by removing all the screws in the shell.

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These two are the only screws that are different to the rest. They’re shorter.

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Once we’re inside the shell take a moment or two to get an understanding of the blaster and it’s workings. The Rayven is incredibly simple; the trigger is physically connected to the dart pusher, which pushed darts into the flywheels.

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Cool, happy? Lets move on. Start by removing the clip well and the jam door.

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Remove the microswitch at the top. This checks to make sure the jam door is closed; something we’re going to bypass.

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Remove this screw.

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Then the clip checking top piece.

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Then the locking bottom piece.

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Then move to the other side of the clip well and remove this microswitch.

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This one checks that there’s a clip in the blaster.

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Unclip the wires at the bottom.

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Like so.

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This is the switch from the clip well.

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Cut the two red wires.

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Move down a little.

Cut the pink wire about here. You need enough length on the piece on the left to join it to the red wire later.

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We should now be able to completely remove the jam door microswitch and all of its associated wiring now.

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Discard it.

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Strip back some of the plastic coating on both the red and pink wires.

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Bend each into a hook and cross them.

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Twist them back around themselves.

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Solder and tape.

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Hide it out of the way.

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And we’re essentially done. We should now have one green wire running from the battery tray, direct to the motors; and one yellow wire running from the battery tray, to the trigger switch, changing colour to pink, connecting to the red wire we soldered above, to the motors.

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Replace the clip well cover.

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We don’t have to replace the jam door but you can if you want.

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Put the shell back together and replace all the screws.

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We now have a Rayven that will spin up and we can pull the trigger regardless of whether or not there’s a clip in the blaster. Not a dramatic change but it does make the blaster do what you tell it to do.

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